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Re: [Hammock Camping] Double Loop System

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  • Scott Macri
    The trees have 15 + diameters. -- Scott A. Macri Trail Name: Mowgli www.HikeHaven.com http://360.yahoo.com/hacktorio ... us [Non-text portions of this
    Message 1 of 4 , Jul 31, 2006
      The trees have 15 + " diameters.
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      Scott A. Macri
      Trail Name: Mowgli
      www.HikeHaven.com
      http://360.yahoo.com/hacktorio

      On 7/31/06, list@... <list@...> wrote:
      >
      > Scott said:
      > > take your poly strap with a loop tied in each end, wrap it
      > > around a tree as many times as you can
      >
      > How long are your straps? Or how small are the trees, I suppose. I
      > usually find that I can't wrap the Hennessey straps once around the
      > tree, let alone more than once. This with small trees... I carry
      > 10m of cord so I can go round the bigger trees if I need to (but
      > I prefer to go up until the tree is small enough to fit the straps :)
      >
      >
      > > The friction from pulling is causing the issue, not from hanging.
      >
      > Try pulling the rope tight back toward the tree, then out and round
      > towards you. That means you're not pulling the rope through the tape
      > under tension, and I find I can get just as tight that way. Of course,
      > if the tree is so small that it's moving when you get into the hammock,
      > perhaps you need to pre-tension the tree? Or run a rope from the
      > suspension tree to ground level on a tree behind it to help hold it up?
      >
      > Moz
      >



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